London Layover

As the team gets closer and closer to the trip (a little over two weeks) we’re thinking about our time spent in London for a seven hour layover. The group was considering taking advantage of the time there by leaving the airport. As  the originator of the Idea from being the first person to notice it on our flight plan I have taken the opportunity to create an itinerary that will allow the group to get a taste of London and still get us back soon enough to not have to worry about missing a flight. See attached itinerary below.

Also we’ve talked about the legality of leaving the airport that as adults we are still responsible for getting back on our flight and we’ll have to sign some sort of waivers to leave the airport basically saying if you snooze you lose so don’t be late getting back to the airport in time. Looking forward to the trip before the trip:) 

0 Travel Via  tube from Heathrow to Knightsbridge 45 min
1 Knightsbridge – Hyde Park Corner, Bus Stop R, Opposite Lanesborough Hotel (Wellington Museum)  
2 Park Lane (Northbound) – Queen Elizabeth Gate, Bus Stop X (Queen Mother’s Gate, Hyde Park)  
3 Park Lane (Northbound) – Marble Arch, Speaker’s Corner, Bus Stop 14B (Speakers Corner, Oxford Street)  
4 Baker Street – South of Porter Street, Bus Stop F, Outside McDonald’s (Madame Tussauds, Sherlock Holmes)  
5 Orchard Street – Outside Selfridges Food Hall, Bus Stop BA (Oxford Street, Selfridges)  
6 Haymarket – Tourist Bus Stop South of Orange Street, Opposite Her Majesty’s Theatre (Piccadilly Circus, Eros, Trocadero)  
7 Pall Mall East – National Gallery Sainsbury Wing, Bus Stop Z (Nelsons Column, National Gallery)  
8 Duncannon Street – St Martin-in-the-Fields, Opposite Charing Cross Station, Bus Stop G (Trafalgar Sq Nelsons Column, National Gallery)  
9 Aldwych – Tourist Bus Stop, Outside Cinnamon Bar, Novello Theatre (Covent Garden, LT Museum)  
10 Ludgate Hill – St. Paul’s Cathedral (Museum Of London)  
11 Queen Victoria Street – Cannon Street, Bus Stop MD (Temple of Mithras, Bank)  
12 King William Street – After Monument Station, Stop P on London Bridge, Outside Adelain House (Monument, London Bridge)  
13 Tooley Street – Tourist Stop, Opposite London Dungeon (London Dungeon)  
14 Tooley Street – Outside Red Bull Building Near Vine Lane, Stop J (H.M.S Belfast, Shops & Restaurants)  
15 Tower Hill – Tourist Bus Stop Opposite Tower Hill Station, Builder’s Statue, Stop TA (Tower of London, Tower Bridge)  
16 Southwark Bridge Road – Tourist Bus Stop, Outside Financial Times Building   by Steps to Thames Path (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tate Modern)  
17 York Road – North of Chicheley Street, Main Bus Stop (London Eye, London Aquarium)  
18 Westminster Bridge Road – Outside St Thomas Hospital, Stop D (Westminster Bridge, London Eye, London Aquarium)  
19 Tothill Street – Tourist Bus Stop, Opposite Broadway House (Westminster Abbey)  
20 Buckingham Gate – Opposite Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road (Buck Palace, Change of Guards)  
21 Buckingham Palace Road – Outside Thistle Grosvenor Hotel,  Stop Z5 (Victoria Rail Station) 90 min
22 Travel back Via tube from Knightsbridge to Heathrow 45 min